3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection
Do you guys remember our post on FLAMMABLE, the iconic wax skyscraper sculptures by artist Jing Jing Naihan Li? The Stalaclights collection by designer David Graas, also depicts skyscrapers, but the concept behind the project is a bit different. The 3D printed buildings in the photo gallery below are attached to a LED lighting bulb and seem to develop from it: “since LED light hardly emits any heat, it is now possible to connect a light shade to the bulb itself“, explained the designers.
The intricate design of the shades is said to pay tribute to the Art Deco era, a time when the first skyscrapers appeared in big cities like New York and Chicago: “If you would imagine these cities turned upside down it would look just like stalactites growing from the ceiling of a limestone cave. Steadily growing in time with every drop of ground water seeping through the cave’s roof. Steadily growing in time with every drop of ground water seeping through the cave’s roof.” The unconventional 3D scrapers are available for purchase online at about \$210 per model. What are your thoughts on these highly urban lighting designs?